Jerry Brown Story

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Jerry Brown, outgoing mayor of Oakland, former governor (nicknamed "Governor Moonbeam" by Johnny Carson), and candidate for California attorney general, doesn;t know how to quit running for office. If he loses his run for the AG, I imagine the Oakland dogcatcher might start worrying.

He also apparently does not know how to shut up. This from San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier & Ross:

Air waves: Passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1484 from Los Angeles to Oakland sure got an earful the other day.

They were preparing to taxi away from the LAX terminal when the usual announcement was made that all cell phones needed to be turned off.

Everyone did so —— all except one guy, we're told, who kept talking on his phone.

A minute or so later comes another announcement to the effect of, "For the gentleman who is still on his phone, we need you to turn the phone off immediately!''

The guy continues talking.

As the plane backs away from the gate, a flight attendant walks down the aisle toward the guy.  [....]

The flight attendant stands over the guy on the phone and warns, "Sir, I'm going to count to three. One. Two. Three.''

"Just five more seconds,'' the guy on the phone pleads.

"No, sir! You need to hang up now!'' the attendant replies.

Finally, the guy hangs up.

One of the passengers turns around to give the guy the evil stare —— only to recognize him as none other than Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown.

What a man of the people!

Thomas Lifson  5 21 06

Jerry Brown, outgoing mayor of Oakland, former governor (nicknamed "Governor Moonbeam" by Johnny Carson), and candidate for California attorney general, doesn;t know how to quit running for office. If he loses his run for the AG, I imagine the Oakland dogcatcher might start worrying.

He also apparently does not know how to shut up. This from San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier & Ross:

Air waves: Passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1484 from Los Angeles to Oakland sure got an earful the other day.

They were preparing to taxi away from the LAX terminal when the usual announcement was made that all cell phones needed to be turned off.

Everyone did so —— all except one guy, we're told, who kept talking on his phone.

A minute or so later comes another announcement to the effect of, "For the gentleman who is still on his phone, we need you to turn the phone off immediately!''

The guy continues talking.

As the plane backs away from the gate, a flight attendant walks down the aisle toward the guy.  [....]

The flight attendant stands over the guy on the phone and warns, "Sir, I'm going to count to three. One. Two. Three.''

"Just five more seconds,'' the guy on the phone pleads.

"No, sir! You need to hang up now!'' the attendant replies.

Finally, the guy hangs up.

One of the passengers turns around to give the guy the evil stare —— only to recognize him as none other than Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown.

What a man of the people!

Thomas Lifson  5 21 06